Gay “Kiss-In” Protest Greets Pope In Spain

220px-GayFest_Bucharest_2005_2Welcome Pope Benedict XVI! From The New York Daily News:

A crowd of about 200 gay men and women in Barcelona staged a massive make-out session in front of the Pope Sunday as he was driven through town in the bullet-proof Popemobile on his way to celebrate mass at one of the city’s basilicas.

The monster spit-swap was organized by a Facebook group called Queer Kissing Flashmob, which sought to protest Pope Benedict XVI‘s visit to Spain and the Catholic church’s policies about homosexuals.

“We are here for a peaceful protest,” Eduardo Prado, one of the men who participated in the so-called kiss-in, told The Irish Times.  “The church oppresses us and doesn’t respect us…We can’t tolerate this sort of Pope in the 21st century.”

The kissing protesters were a small segment of the estimated 250,000 Spaniards who lined the streets along Benedict’s motorcade route, but they were joined by others who were unhappy with the 83-year-old pontiff’s visit, his second to Spain since 2006.

Continues at The New York Daily News

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  • Liam_McGonagle

    Now THIS is funny! Puts me in mind of a supposed quote by a Celtic woman when being derided by her Roman counterpart regarding the bold behavior of Celtic women:

    “We fulfill the demands of nature in a much better way than do you Roman women; for we consort openly with the best men, whereas you let yourselves be debauched in secret by the vilest.”

    It should be about candid, honest bearing, not some bullshit orthodox prudery.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    Now THIS is funny! Puts me in mind of a supposed quote by a Celtic woman when being derided by her Roman counterpart regarding the bold behavior of Celtic women:

    “We fulfill the demands of nature in a much better way than do you Roman women; for we consort openly with the best men, whereas you let yourselves be debauched in secret by the vilest.”

    It should be about candid, honest bearing, not some bullshit orthodox prudery.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Now thats the way to protest. Nothing…absolutely nothing…says “Eff You!!!” to the forces of secrecy, shame hate and fear like the simple poetry and normalcy of a kiss.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Now thats the way to protest. Nothing…absolutely nothing…says “Eff You!!!” to the forces of secrecy, shame hate and fear like the simple poetry and normalcy of a kiss.

  • 5by5

    Spain rocks.

  • Anonymous

    Spain rocks.

  • Anonymous

    Brilliant. I’d like to see that as a trend. Gay Kiss-ins following the Pope everywhere.

  • samthor

    Brilliant. I’d like to see that as a trend. Gay Kiss-ins following the Pope everywhere.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    When mooning, streaking and “flipping the bird” just won’t suffice.

    Almost makes me wish I was gay……..almost….

    Smooooooches!

  • Anonymous

    When mooning, streaking and “flipping the bird” just won’t suffice.

    Almost makes me wish I was gay……..almost….

    Smooooooches!

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